Carebara nuda

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Carebara nuda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Carebara
Species: C. nuda
Binomial name
Carebara nuda
Fernández, 2004

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Carebara nuda.

Identification

Fernández (2004) - A member of the Carebara escherichi species complex. This is the only known American Carebara of the escherichi group totally devoid of long hairs on body. There is little pubescense, limited to just a few areas.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • nuda. Carebara nuda Fernández, 2004a: 231, figs. 8I, 11 (w.) BRAZIL.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype: HW 0.29; HL 0.38; SL 0.19; PW 0.21; WL 0.28; GL 0.38; TL 1.25; CI 77; SI 66.

Median portion of clypeus longitudinally bicarinate, the carinae diverging strongly anteriorly. A longitudinal and less narrow stripe. Eyes reduced to 1 ommatidium. Propodeal spiracle lower near and above bullae of metapleural gland. Dorsum of head densely sculptured with shallow foveolated punctures whose diameters are greater than the spaces separating them; dorsum of promesonotum and sloping face of propodeum densely reticulated. Dorsum of head with short curved pubescence (more towards borders), less on legs, a little on anterior margin of pronotum; absent on mesosoma and gaster. Long hairs absent on the body. A very few short hairs on petiole, postpetiole and gaster. Yellow brown.

Type Material

Holotype worker. BRAZIL. Nueva Teutonia, 27°11’S 52°23’W, 300-500 m, dic 1957, F. Plaumann No. 194, deposited in Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo. Paratypes. 22 workers, same data as type, deposited in The Natural History Museum, CEPLAC, William and Emma Mackay, Humboldt Institute, IML, John T. Longino Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Instituto de Zoologia Agricola, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Philip S. Ward Collection, UNCB and National Museum of Natural History.

References